Wednesday, April 9, 2014

The last two Camelot blocks

are done and already pieced to the back ground fabric. I've chosen an aubergine with small orange stars from Kathy Doughty's new fabric line "A Wandering Mind", recently released by Leutenegger in Australia. I think it works beautifully. This choice came by chance as I was planning to use some beige linen. But when I photographed the blocks on an purple footstool outside on the balcony it occurred to me that it would work much better and would be  "less safe" as well. 



As this project is coming to an end, my friends and I have been discussing what to tackle next. We agreed that we wanted to do some applique and after literary looking at dozens of quilts we decided on this:

Auntie's Green Garden

Auntie Green's Garden by Irene Blanck, based on a early Australian applique quilt. Lots and lots of work, but doing it together with two friends will surely help me stay focused. I can't wait to get started.

Cheers
Vreni x

21 comments:

Hilde said...

What a great choice of background colour for the Camelot Blocks! It will make them shining bright!

There might be a Facebook group for your next challenge the Auntie Green's Garden, as there are many 'support groups' which you will need for this one ;))

Lixie said...

The backing fabric is perfect! Great choice!

Ailsa (Cape Pincushion) said...

Love the camelot blocks, very jewel-like. My goodness that is a very ambtious next quilting project! Can't wait to see your version!

Martina said...

Wow, Vreni, dein neues Projekt ist absolut schoen! So ein tolles Muster. Super dass du mit Freunden naehen kannst. Das hilft wirklich zum dran bleiben. Und dein violetter Hintergrund bringt die Sterne so richtig zum funkeln. Genial und soo schoen!
LG Martina

Lynda said...

The Camelot blocks are perfect on the purple. Much braver than beige and so striking. Your next adventure looks like so much work but will be fun with a group to keep you motivated. I started a small applique ants picnic quilt a few years ago and just can't get it done!

Cattinka said...

Deine Kreise sehen auf dem Lila sehr schön aus. Und mit dem neuen Projekt wagst Du Dich an eine Riesen-Herausforderung!Ein super Quilt!
LG
KATRIN W.

LintLady said...

Hallo Vreni,
toll deine Camelot blocks und der Hintergrundstoff passt perfekt dazu!
Oh oh, da hast du dir aber eine Menge vorgenommen mit dem Applikations-Quilt! Ich wünsche dir viel Spaß dabei und viel Durchhaltevermögen!
LG Doris

LintLady said...

Hallo Vreni,
toll deine Camelot blocks und der Hintergrundstoff passt perfekt dazu!
Oh oh, da hast du dir aber eine Menge vorgenommen mit dem Applikations-Quilt! Ich wünsche dir viel Spaß dabei und viel Durchhaltevermögen!
LG Doris

LintLady said...

Hallo Vreni,
toll deine Camelot blocks und der Hintergrundstoff passt perfekt dazu!
Oh oh, da hast du dir aber eine Menge vorgenommen mit dem Applikations-Quilt! Ich wünsche dir viel Spaß dabei und viel Durchhaltevermögen!
LG Doris

Wendy Welsh said...

Your Camelot blocks are lovely - so neatly pieced. I'm sure you'll enjoy the next project too. There's a lot of work in that quilt, so it's a good idea to do it with friends. Have fun!

Ramona said...

Your Camelot blocks are just gorgeous! The background fabric is perfect, as are all of the fabrics and colors. Love these!

Heather said...

The camelot blocks and looking stunning as a great choice for your background. That is a great challenge that you have set yourself! I so look forward to seeing your quilt.

chrisi said...

deine Camelotblöcke wunderschön, und für den Appliquilt hast du dir viel vorgenommen, ich möchte auch schon lange so einen nähen,aber ob ich das zurzeit schaffen kann?so etwas mit anderen zusammen zu machen motiviert natürlich sehr....lh

Thimbleanna said...

Oh.Em.Gee.

I WANT to do that new quilt. It's gorgeous!!!! You lucky girl!

(And you KNOW I LOVE your Camelot blocks -- the new background is perfect!

FlourishingPalms said...

Your Camelot blocks are beautiful! I really like the colors and style. As for your new choice... Well let's just say that I'd steer clear of that one! But, if you're doing it with friends, that puts a much happier light on it. I hope for you that Auntie Green's Garden is as cheery and fun to grow as you expect it to be.

Cheryl's Teapots2Quilting said...

You sure do like a challenge, don't you!?!?! Your blocks turned out great.

Shirley said...

Your background is an amazing choice and makes the colours come alive. Can't wait to see the whole thing. The new project will keep you busy.

Wendy said...

those blocks are stunning and a great choice of background fabric. I'm really looking forward to seeing this completed. Your next project looks amazing!

pandchintz said...

Your last two blocks look fabulous, especially with Kathy's fabric - perfect! Irene's quilt is so much fun (I've started the centre!!).

1leonore said...

Hallo Vreni,
super schön, Deine Camelot-Blöcke!! Und das neue Projekt ist schon eine große Aufgabe. Ich bin bisher noch nicht zu so einem Groß-Appli-Projekt bereit gewesen. Du schaffst das!
Viele Grüße
Leonore

Susan said...

Absolutely gorgeous blocks. I just found your blog through the sew mama giveaway. You do beautiful work.